The City of Fort Worth is moving forward with plans to help stop gang violence in the city by supporting a Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth program designed to give young gang members and community youth alternatives.
The Comin’ Up Gang Intervention Program is set to receive a contract worth up to about $1.3 million from Fort Worth.
The program began in 1994 as effort to fight gang-related violence. Fort Worth City Council documents tout the program as working directly with gang leaders to assist with conflict resolution, and providing crisis intervention to diffuse violent situations, which has successfully developed truces between rival gangs.
The Comin' Up program serves 180 local youth between the ages of 13 and 24 on weeknights.